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This weekend: debut of Pedaler’s Fair in Ballard

Posted by Meghan Walker on April 19th, 2012

This weekend, the first annual Pedaler’s Fair will debut in Ballard at 1415 NW 49th St. The fair will feature cycling related products from vendors all over Washington. The event will also have food, music, a beer garden, free workshops, “and other pleasant surprises.” The event is hosted by Swift Industries and GoMeansGo. The fair will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22.

The schedule for the fair is as follows:

Saturday:

12 p.m. Yoga for Bike People – Two 30 minute classes will be offered on both Saturday and Sunday. In a 30 minute class, Kelli will show you simple standing yoga poses that get you ready to bike far and fast without sore hamstrings. You will also learn ways to use your bicycle as a yoga prop and stretch while riding. After a long ride restorative yoga poses help you recover quickly and relax deeply. No mat needed. All levels welcome!

1 p.m. Bike Works will be hosting a fix-a-flat workshop on Saturday and Sunday.

2 p.m. Path Less Pedaled slideshow and presentation. “The Path Less Pedaled is an open-ended bicycle tour – and an exploration of what it means to live outside the lines. In March 2009, Laura Crawford and Russ Roca made the decision to drop out of the status quo and find something new in an open-ended journey.”

3 p.m. David Amiton, Transporation Analyst at the UW, will give a presentation on Bike Camping 101. He describes the class as “a good primer for folks who are interested in trying out bike camping for the first time.

4 p.m. Ryan Barber of The Hoard the Harem will play an acoustic set

Sunday:

12 p.m. Yoga for Bike People: Description above.

1 p.m. Bike Works will be hosting a fix-a-flat workshop on Saturday and Sunday.

2 p.m. Yoga for Bike People

3 p.m. Countrycide, Seattle’s own alt-country band.

4 p.m. The Rusty Cleavers, a bluegrass, punk rock, crust folk band, will provide the exit music as we wrap up a fantastic first year at Pedaler’s Fair.

The organizers say the fair was, “born of a strong belief in buying local and supporting people that make things themselves. Whether you are new to cycling, a seasoned rider, or someone that is just curious about handmade goods that are being made in Washington state, you are invited to come peruse amazing wares celebrating the bicycle.”

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